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Barry Tyler

Barry T. (Ty) Wilson

Research Forester
1992 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 651-649-5189
Contact Barry T. (Ty) Wilson


Research Interests

  • Geospatial modeling and mapping using forest inventory data
  • Small area estimation using a model-based mode of inference
  • Nonparametric models, such as the k-nearest neighbors estimator
  • Hierarchical Bayesian models and MCMC methods
  • Use of dense time series of satellite imagery (e.g. MODIS & Landsat) to track land cover change and forest disturbance

Why This Research is Important

My line of research focuses on enhancing the value of the foundational information provided by the FIA program. Rather than requiring our users to become familiar with our complex database of inventory data, we can provide geospatial raster products as outputs from our modeling efforts. These data can be used by scientists, decision makers, and the interested public for multiple purposes, ranging from the preparation of state forest assessments and wildlife habitat models, to maps of current tree species distributions and the projection of future forest conditions. Another focus of my research is on characterizing the uncertainty of these raster products, providing the basis for making statistical inferences about forests from our geospatial models.

Education

  • University of Minnesota, MS Forestry, 1995
  • Louisiana State University, BA Economics, 1988

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Member (2010 - Current)

Featured Publications & Products

Publications

  • Duveneck, Matthew J.; Thompson, Jonathan R.; Wilson, B. Tyler. 2015. An Imputed Forest Composition Map For New England Screened By Species Range Boundaries.
  • Riemann, Rachel; Wilson, Barry T. 2014. Characterization And Visualization Of The Accuracy Of Fia'S Conus-Wide Tree Species Datasets.
  • Riemann, Rachel I.; Wilson, Barry T.; Lister, Andrew J.; Cook, Oren; Crane-Murdoch, Sierra. 2014. Modeled Distributions Of 12 Tree Species In New York.
  • Birdsey, Richard; Angeles-Perez, Gregorio; Kurz, Werner A; Lister, Andrew; Olguin, Marcela; Pan, Yude; Wayson, Craig; Wilson, Barry; Johnson, Kristofer. 2013. Approaches To Monitoring Changes In Carbon Stocks For Redd+.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2013. Illinois' Forests 2010.
  • Haugen, David E.; Harsel, Robert; Bergdahl, Aaron; Claeys, Tom; Woodall, Christopher W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Kurtz, Cassandra M.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Barnett, Charles H.; Domke, Grant; Kaisershot, Dan; Moser, W. Keith; Lister, Andrew J.; Gormanson, Dale D. 2013. North Dakota'S Forests 2010.
  • Wilson, B. Tyler; Conner, Ali; Christensen, Glenn; Shaw, John; Meade, Jason; Royer, Larry. 2012. A Database Strategy For New Variables.
  • Riemann, Rachel; Wilson, Ty; Lister, Andrew. 2012. Application Of An Assessment Protocol To Extensive Species And Total Basal Area Per Acre Datasets For The Eastern Coterminous United States.
  • Moisen, Gretchen G.; Coulston, John W.; Wilson, Barry T.; Cohen, Warren B.; Finco, Mark V. 2012. Choosing Appropriate Subpopulations For Modeling Tree Canopy Cover Nationwide.
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M; Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Liknes, Greg C.; Lister, Andrew J.; Lister, Tonya W.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Nebraska'S Forests 2010.
  • Perry, Charles H.; Everson, Vern A.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Dahir, Sally E.; Diss-Torrance, Andrea L.; Domke, Grant M; Gormanson, Dale D.; Herrick, Sarah K.; Hubbard, Steven S.; Mace, Terry R.; Miles, Patrick D.; Nelson, Mark D.; Rodeout, Richard B.; Saunders, Luke T.; Stueve, Kirk M.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2012. Wisconsin'S Forests 2009.
  • Woodall, Christopher W.; Webb, Mark N.; Wilson, Barry T.; Settle, Jeff; Piva, Ron J.; Perry, Charles H.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Crocker, Susan J.; Butler, Brett J.; Hansen, Mark; Hatfield, Mark; Brand, Gary; Barnett, Charles. 2011. Indiana'S Forests 2008.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Nelson, Mark D.; Barnett, Charles J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Domke, Grant M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Lister, Tonya W.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Zipse, Bill. 2011. New Jersey'S Forests, 2008.
  • Crocker, Susan J.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Haugen, David E.; Little, Dick C.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Perry, Charles H.; Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2009. Illinois' Forests 2005.
  • Haugen, David E.; Kangas, Michael; Crocker, Susan J.; Perry, Charles H.; Woodall, Christopher W.; Butler, Brett J.; Wilson, Barry T.; Kaisershot, Dan J. 2009. North Dakota'S Forests 2005.
  • Moser, W. Keith; Hansen, Mark H.; Atchison, Robert L.; Brand, Gary J.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Reading, William H. IV; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Kansas Forests 2005.
  • Meneguzzo, Dacia M.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Haugen, David E.; Moser, W. Keith; Perry, Charles H.; Wilson, Barry T.; Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Nebraska'S Forests, 2005.
  • Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Everson, Vern A.; Brown, Ian K.; Cummings-Carlson, Jane; Dahir, Sally E.; Jepsen, Edward A.; Kovach, Joe; Labissoniere, Michael D.; Mace, Terry R.; Padley, Eunice A.; Rideout, Richard B.; Butler, Brett J.; Crocker, Susan J.; Liknes, Greg C.; Morin, Randall S.; Nelson, Mark D.; Wilson, Barry T. (Ty); Woodall, Christopher W. 2008. Wisconsin'S Forests, 2004.
  • Miles, Patrick D.; Jacobson, Keith; Brand , Gary J.; Jepsen, Ed; Meneguzzo, Dacia; Mielke, Manfred E.; Olson, Cassandra; Perry, Charles H. (Hobie); Piva, Ronald J.; Wilson, Barry Tyler; Woodall, Christopher. 2007. Minnesota'S Forests 1999-2003 (Part A).
  • Riley, Cecilia M.; Esslinger, Greg; Wilson, Barry. 2005. Partnerships To Deliver Bird Conservation Along The Gulf Coast.

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


NRS-2014-051
Nationwide Datasets of Tree Species Distributions Created

Geospatial datasets of the relative abundance and distribution of individual tree species have been created by Forest Service scientists for 323 ...

2014


Last updated on : 04/07/2015